The Colt Mustang rides again.
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Post By Old_Dog
June 9th, 2013 11:45 PM
The Colt Mustang rides again.
I finally got a chance to shoot my new Colt Mustang Pocketlite. I have been trying to buy one since they first were re-introduced in the spring/summer of 2011. I went on a backorder list but after almost a year of hearing that it should be arriving in about 2-3 weeks every time I called, I cancelled my order. Of course, two weeks after I did that, they actually did arrive but were quickly sold to those who had more patience than I did on the backorder list.
I then went on the email notification lists of anyplace I could find online that offered such a service. After many months of never being notified I decided to buy the Sig P238. The P238 is a Colt Mustang with a Sig flair. From what I understand, Sig bought the rights to manufacture the Colt Mustang, which Colt stopped producing in 1997, right before the pocket .380ís took off. Way to go marketing department! You can usually find the original Colt Mustangs for sale on gun auction website. They were first introduced around 1987. They have a cool factor as they look like miniature 1911ís and were very popular for a time. However despite their cult following, the original Mustang was not known for its reliability. Its slide was cast rather than made from a solid block of steel. Tolerances were not as tight as they should be. Most worked well and others worked well after a little gunsmith work. Read more .........
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June 10th, 2013 07:35 AM
Funny you posted this....a local gun shop about 10 minutes from here has 2 of them in the show case....about 90% condition wise by my eye. I have eyeballed them a couple of times as to the fact they were a popular backup gun when I was a police officer.
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June 10th, 2013 08:44 AM
" Blessed is that man, who when facing death, thinks only of his front sight"
June 10th, 2013 09:02 AM
June 10th, 2013 10:58 AM
I shot them both before making a decision
I went with the sig P238 Nitron
The sights on the sig sold me
June 10th, 2013 11:05 AM
Yeah I heard our Sigs also take the mustang magazines but I've just stuck with all Sig parts and accessories. Sig has certainly made a better run at this design. Proves Colt had something good. Luckily Sig changed some minor springs and parts early on and resolved the few issues people had. I'd like to try shooting one of the Mustangs but were silly expensive when I found them. Glad I have the Sigs, platform not for everyone, but if you like the 1911 these are an instant fit. Thanks for the nice article and more knowledge on the topic.
January 23rd, 2014 06:38 PM
Great write up. I am on a quest for a small EDC. Both the Sig and Colt are on my short list. I am also considering the P938.
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